The delicate issue of unemployment has been and continues to be one of the most perceptible challenges globally. It is a problem that transcends social, economic, religious and sociocultural dimensions. Its root causes have been blamed on everything to include educational systems, academic instruction and curricula, educational policy orientation, employers’ shortcuts to obtaining talent from the labour market without investing in proper training, bad parenting and a lack of appropriate mentoring of young students among a myriad of other alleged causes of unemployment today.
The fact however remains that there is a high and increasing unemploymentproblem globally. Available jobs are few and competitive, and it is only those who deliberately use tried and tested methodologies who will see outstanding results in their unique search for jobs. It has therefore become imperative that job seekers devise more pragmatic and tactical approaches to job search. Career Toolkit by Senyo M. Adjabeng provides a solution to contemporary job search.
His in-depth knowledge, views and proposed strategies navigate conventional challenges faced by job seekers today. The use of job prospecting and identification as a prelude to ensuring that the right job is targeted and applied for is most outstanding. The strategy of career networking in the book brings to fore the application of social skills and strategic positioning as a major tool for successful job search.
Though most writers have covered topics such as CV writing, Senyo’s Career Toolkit provides detail which is unprecedented in such writings. To cap an excellently presented set of tools for job search in the modern job marketplace, the book captures negotiation skills required to negotiate a winning contract of employment.
This aspect of the book ensures that job seekers know how to bargain a good deal when they land a job. And the unique link between application of Human Resource Management standards and Labour Laws to job search brings this book special mention. Undoubtedly, the book Career Toolkit for Successful Job Hunting comes highly recommended and a must-read for all final year students, graduates and all job seekers generally. I also recommend this book to Human Resource Management Students, Lecturers, Professionals and Practitioners.
Professor Kaylan Sahoo,
Dean, Kings Business School
Kings University College,